Tell your story, share your feeling, express your emotions on a t-shirt and hang it on the line at The Clothesline Project – our next Domestic Violence Awareness Month event – Thursday, October 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Rose Dining Hall.
The concept is simple: let each woman tell her story in her own unique way, using words and/or artwork to decorate her shirt and hang her shirt on the clothesline.
This very action acts as an educational tool for those who come to view the clothesline:
It becomes a healing tool for anyone who makes a shirt. By hanging the shirt on the line, survivors, friends and family can literally turn their back on some of that pain of their experience and walk away.
It allows those who are still suffering in silence to understand that they are not alone.
Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the College of Saint Elizabeth has a strong tradition of concern for the poor, for developing leadership in a spirit of service and social responsibility, and a commitment to the promotion of women as full partners in society.